- a film; motion picture.
- a motion-picture theater.
Origin of cine
First recorded in 1895–1900; short for cinema
- a combining form meaning “motion picture,” used in the formation of compound words: cineradiograph.
Origin of cine-
extracted from cinema
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Examples from the Web for cine
Pis′ciform, in shape like a fish: having the form of a fish; Pis′cine, pertaining to fishes; Pisciv′orous, feeding on fishes.
But I recollect finding him cine day studying a high wall (of the old Oratory Church, since pulled down).Shandygaff
- indicating motion picture or cinemacine camera; cinephotography
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Word Origin and History for cine
abbreviation of cinema used in compounds or as a stand-alone, 1928, perhaps partly from French ciné (1917).
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- Motion picture:cineangiography.
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